What’s New at Disneyland 2019-2020

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What’s new at Disneyland 2019 and 2020, plus Disneyland ticket discounts, month-by-month Disneyland vacation planning guide and details on the all new lands: Avengers Campus and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.Whats new at Disneyland

Disneyland News & Updates

You’re still in the right place for 2019 planning, but so much has been announced for 2020! I want to make sure you’re in the know. Get updates direct to your inbox, just tell me when you’re going to Disneyland in 2019 and you’ll get Disneyland updates and planning tips for your visit.

Disneyland 2020 packages are open. Lock in low prices with as little as $175 down with my ticket partner.

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Disneyland Resort is always changing. Here’s some things you need to know before you go. 

 

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Plus, here’s a detailed look at what is scheduled for each month at Disneyland in 2019 and into 2020.

Disneyland in January 2020

Disneyland in January wraps up the holiday season and Disneyland Resort traditionally undergoes seasonal refurbishments and ride closures. Entertainment like fireworks and shows often run on limited schedules.  

Disneyland in January hours: Disneyland Park Monday through Thursday opens 8 or 9 am and closes at 8 or 9 pm. Friday through Sunday opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 11 or midnight. California Adventure Park Monday through Thursday opens 8 or 9 am and closes at 8 or 9 pm. Friday through Sunday opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 9 or 10 pm.

 

Disneyland Holiday desserts

 

Get in the last bit of the holidays by January 6th. Experience these incredbile seasonal offerings:

 

Cars Land Snow Car

 

Mid-January during MLK weekend, Star Wars fans unite in a galaxy far, far away for the second main attraction in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. January 17, 2020 Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction opens in Galaxy’s Edge. Read all about Galaxy’s Edge, including food to eat, best time to ride and building a droid and lightsaber here

 

Star Wars Rise of the Resistance line

 

Later in January, guests will experience Lunar New Year to celebrate wealth and prosperity with Year of the Rat. Mulan fans will love seeing more of this strong, brave Disney Princess during the festivities. And Disney foodies will rejoice at the return of Lunar New Year marketplaces. 

 

Mulans Lunar New Year

 

Questions about your Disneyland in January visit? Print your step by step Disneyland Plan now or submit a request for a one on one planning help. 

Disneyland in February 2020

Disneyland in February celebrates Lunar New Year and Disneyland Resort traditionally undergoes seasonal refurbishments and ride closures. Entertainment like fireworks and shows often run on limited schedules.  

Disneyland in February hours: Disneyland Park Monday through Thursday opens 8 or 9 am and closes at 8 or 9 pm. Friday through Sunday opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 11 or midnight. California Adventure Park Monday through Thursday opens 8 or 9 am and closes at 8 or 9 pm. Friday through Sunday opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 9 or 10 pm.

 

Lunar New Year light up lantern

 

Experience the full festivities of Lunar New Year which continue through mid-February. Mulan is center stage along with color display of dancers and entertainment. 

 

Lucky Wish Wall Lunar New Year

 

In search of good food during Lunar New Year? Your guide to all the food is right here

 

Lunar New Year macaron

 

Let’s not forget, February is the season of love and lots is happening during Valentine’s Month, including the return of Valentine-inspired decor throughout the resort. 

 

Disneyland Valentine

 

Popping the question at Disneyland? I’ve outlined the most popular spots, along with some not-so-obvious places to purpose at Disneyland Resort

 

Propose at Disneyland

 

Do you have more questions about your Disneyland in February visit? Print your step by step Disneyland Plan now or submit a request for a one on one planning help now.

Disneyland in March 2020

Disneyland in March begins spring break and lots of exciting new food and entertainment. Disneyland Resort traditionally ups park hours as more guests take advantage of spring break and great weather. 

Disneyland in March hours: Disneyland Park Monday through Thursday opens 8 or 9 am and closes at 9 or 10 pm. Friday through Sunday opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 11 or midnight. California Adventure Park Monday through Thursday opens 8 or 9 am and closes at 8, 9 or 10 pm. Friday through Sunday opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 9 or 10 pm.

 

beer garden food and wine

 

One of my favorite times of year is back! And it can only mean one thing, Food & Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure Park. This event is free with park admission and is truly for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Food and wine menu Disney

 

Everyone will love using their Sip & Savor Pass to sample small bites, drinks and desserts throughout the Food & Wine Festival marketplaces

 

Food and Wine Festival cheesecake

 

Kids get access to free coloring, crafts and Jr Chef with Chef Goofy, so no one is left out during this spring break event. 

 

Jr. Chef Food and Wine Festival

 

I love visiting during spring break and often find crowds are lower than most people expect. Get discount Disneyland tickets here and use promo code Happiest10 when you add a hotel to your package. 

Disneyland in April 2020

Disneyland in April is spring break and Easter season. Disneyland Resort traditionally ups park hours as more guests take advantage of spring break and great weather. 

Disneyland in April hours: Disneyland Park Monday through Thursday opens 8 or 9 am and closes at 10, 11 or midnight. Friday through Sunday opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 11 or midnight. California Adventure Park Monday through Thursday opens 8 or 9 am and closes at 8, 9 or 10 pm. Friday through Sunday opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 9 or 10 pm.

 

Disneyland Easter egg hunt

 

Want to go on an Easter egg hunt? Spring marks the return of Eggstravaganza where kids of all ages can search for giant hidden eggs and earn a prize at the end of their egg hunt. And if you’re worried you may have missed Food & Wine Festival, worry no more!

 

food and wine watermelon lemonade

 

Food & Wine Festival is a family event where you can sip, stroll and enjoy live entertainment at California Adventure Park during March and April. April 19 is also Dapper Day, an unofficial Disneyland event. 

 

Food and wine popsicle

 

Looking ahead to more Disneyland 2020 events? Don’t forget ticket to Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party go on sale this month. Is a spring break trip in the works for your family? Get discount Disneyland tickets here and use promo code Happiest10 when you add a hotel to your package

Disneyland in May 2020

Disneyland in May is graduation and brand-new-things season. Disneyland Resort traditionally extends park hours as more guests take advantage of warm weather and last minute trips before the summer rush.

Disneyland in May hours: Disneyland Park Monday through Thursday opens 8 or 9 am and closes at 10, 11 or midnight. Friday through Sunday opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 11 or midnight. California Adventure Park Monday through Thursday opens 8 or 9 am and closes at 8, 9 or 10 pm. Friday through Sunday opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 9 or 10 pm.

 

Just Graduated button Disneyland

 

When people hear about Grad Nites at Disneyland, they tend to freak out a little bit. They’re nervous that the abundance of teens celebrating will ruin their vacation. But let me reassure you. This event happens every year, and Disney keeps doing it because one: it’s a great way to celebrate (I can’t wait til my little graduates can do the same one year) and two: it’s been a success for year without disrupting other guests’ vacations. Don’t worry! Come to Disneyland, have a blast and keep reading to see what else is in store. 

 

Disneyland Band

 

Disneyland Park celebrate one year of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening. I was there opening day and throughout the weekend. It’s a memory I will hold onto forever, but still there’s many people who haven’t been yet. I have an entire guide dedicated to the ins and outs of Galaxy’s Edge you can read here

 

opening galaxys edge

 

Disneyland in May also opens up official swimming season! Now, most hotels here in Anaheim have heated pools that are open year-round. But if you need the warmer weather to start your tan, I suggest a stay and a full day at The Disneyland Hotel pool

 

Disneyland Hotel poolside

 

Looking ahead to more Disneyland 2020 events? Don’t forget ticket to Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party are on sale now. Is a  Get discount Disneyland tickets here and use promo code Happiest10 when you add a hotel to your package

Disneyland in June 2020

Disneyland in June is graduation and summer celebrations! Disneyland Resort extends park hours as summer break arrives.

Disneyland in June hours: Disneyland Park opens 8 am and closes at midnight. California Adventure Park opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 9 or 10 pm.

Grad Nites continue through the middle of June, but don’t let the grads crash your party—it’s totally going to be okay. 

 

Disneyland Hotel deluxe view room

 

The Disneyland Hotel has the best pool and waterslides of all the Disneyland Resort hotels, I’ve stayed at them all and this is still my favorite. Check out all my hotel reviews here for your summer stay

 

Image DLR MagicHappensMoana

 

“Magic Happens” a new parade at Disneyland Park debuts spring 2020 and I can’t wait to take a first look with new songs and floats. Avengers Campus is also expected to open in time for summer crowds. 

 

Spider Bot Avengers Campus

 

Do you have more questions about your Disneyland in June visit? Print your step by step Disneyland Plan now or submit a request for a one on one planning help now.

Disneyland in July 2020

Disneyland in July is all about what’s new at Disneyland Resort and summer celebrations! Enjoy extended park hours and warm summer nights.

Disneyland in July hours: Disneyland Park opens 8 am and closes at midnight. California Adventure Park opens at 8 and closes at 10 pm.

 

Grizzly River Run Single Rider

 

Magic Happens” a new parade at Disneyland Park debuts spring 2020 and I can’t wait to take a first look with new songs and floats. Avengers Campus is also expected to open in time for summer crowds. If you’re spending the 4th of July at Disneyland, staying on site at a Disneyland Resort hotel is your best bet to experience it all!

 

th of July Disneyland

 

Need help with your Disneyland in July vacation? Print your step by step Disneyland Plan now or submit a request for a one on one planning help now.

Disneyland in August 2020

Disneyland in August is calling to you! Last minute summer vacations are still available. Enjoy extended park hours and warm summer nights.

Disneyland in August hours: Disneyland Park opens 8 or 9 am and closes at 11 pm or midnight. California Adventure Park opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 9 or 10 pm.

 

Falcon Me

 

August 2-3, 2020 Star Wars Celebration at hosted at The Anaheim Convention Center, hotel prices will be high and they will sell out for these dates quickly. D23 Expo is also hosted in August every other year including 2021, 2023 and so on. 

 

D Expo

 

Annual CHOC Walk August 11th to support Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Expect more crowds that weekend, but don’t stress too much about it! It’s all for a wonderful cause and I can help with your very own step by step Disneyland Plan.

 

 

Looking ahead to more Disneyland 2020 events? Don’t forget ticket to Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party are on sale now. Is a  Get discount Disneyland tickets here and use promo code Happiest10 when you add a hotel to your package

Disneyland in September 2020

Disneyland in September means kids are back in school so a quick weekday trip is in order! Last minute tickets are available here

 

Jessica Halloween2

 

Disneyland in September hours: Disneyland Park opens 8 or 9 am and closes at 10, 11 pm or midnight. California Adventure Park opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 9 or 10 pm on regular nights, but closes at 6 pm on nights featuring Oogie Boogie Bash

 

OogieBoogieSoldOut

 

Halloween Time begins  early September, including fireworks and projection show “Halloween Screams” at Disneyland park on select nights. It’s one of the best times of year to visit Disneyland Resort with characters in Halloween costumes and so many delicious treats to try!

 

Mater Halloween Vampire

 

Oogie Boogie Bash, the new Halloween Party at California Adventure also kicks off this month. Exclusive shows and trick or treating are among the festivities. 

 

Halloween World of Color

Disneyland in October 2019

Disneyland in October means fall break! I call October the new summer break. Expect larger crowds as guests flock from nearby states.  

 

OogieBoogietrail

 

Disneyland in October hours: Disneyland Park opens 8 or 9 am and closes at 10, 11 pm or midnight. California Adventure Park opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 9 or 10 pm on regular nights, but closes at 6 pm on nights featuring Oogie Boogie Bash

 

Oogie Boogie Bash trail

 

Gay Days, an unofficial Disney event is the first weekend in October. Expect larger crowds and lots of rainbow shopping and treats during this weekend. Oogie Boogie Bash is also in full swing, so check dates before your arrival.

 

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Halloween
Scott Brinegar/Disneyland Resort

 

Mickey and Friends Band-tastic Cavalcade returns this month for a short run. This “mini-parade” features the Disneyland band and has quick viewing of favorite characters. 

Disneyland in November 2019

Disneyland in November brings the holiday season back to Disneyland in full force. It’s the most magical time of year with so much to do and see. 

 

Family Christmas tree

 

Disneyland in November hours: Disneyland Park opens 8 or 9 am and closes at 10, 11 pm or midnight. California Adventure Park opens at 8 or 9 am and closes at 8, 9 or 10 pm.

 

viva navidad dancers

 

 

Mickeys Mix Magic small world

Disneyland in December 2019

Disneyland in December is the merriest time of year with lots of holiday cheer. It’s the most magical time of year with so much to do and see. 

 

Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle

 

Disneyland in December hours: Disneyland Park opens 8 and closes at 11 pm or midnight. California Adventure Park opens at 8 and closes at 9 or 10 pm.

 

Green Alien Holiday Macaron

 

Disneyland Calendar 2019 & 2020

When is the best time to go to Disneyland? For lower crowd levels, choose a weekday during the school year. You can also check Disneyland’s calendar and look out for “value” days which indicate Disney’s desire for better crowd distribution. Typically, these days offer lower level crowds but also have less Annual Passholder restrictions which could increase attendance. If you’d like to experience Disneyland with as many rides and entertainment options running as possible, visit during the summer. Summer brings extended park hours so you can experience more magic throughout the day and night.

When is it busy at Disneyland? I created the calendar below to help you anticipate events and offerings at Disneyland Resort. What’s “busy” to one person may not be “busy” to another.

The same goes for people who are new to Disneyland and those who visit on a monthly or weekly basis. Study our many line hacks to help you map out your best day ever and print your Disneyland Plan now:

Disneyland Plan thumbnail

 

 

 

Disneyland Ticket Prices

Star Wars ticket

 

Disneyland ticket prices went up on January 6, 2019 which is a whole month earlier than we expected an increase. For a limited time you can get Disneyland 2019 tickets at 2018 prices. Lock in your discount Disneyland ticket prices now. Get multi-day tickets for as low as $63 per day (price accurate at time of publishing, based on 5-day Disneyland Resort 1-park per day adult ticket).

Can I get one day discount Disneyland tickets? One day tickets will cost you the most money per day because only Disneyland itself sells one day tickets. If you’re looking for a discount one day ticket to Disneyland, you will need to visit during weekdays typically during the school calendar year. Because of demand-based pricing, you could pay anywhere from $104 to $204 for just one day! Compare that to buying a two day ticket from Get Away Today at $208 and you could pay only a few bucks more to spend 2 days at Disneyland Resort instead of 1 day. 

Save Even More with Multi-Day Tickets! The more days you visit Disneyland Resort, the less you pay per day. Multi-day tickets have no blackout dates, so you can travel anytime in 2019. If you’re doing Disneyland on a budget, do not buy your tickets from Disney. You’ll be paying top dollar with no discounts! Instead, buy your discount Disneyland tickets from Get Away Today (the first company to ever work direct with Disneyland to sell authorized tickets!).

Disneyland Layaway Option. Did you know you can lock in low rates on Disneyland tickets or hotel & ticket packages? In addition to the already low rates, you’ll still get perks like free night specials, free breakfast, no resort fees and free parking when you choose the layaway option from Get Away Today!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Search for your perfect ticket only or hotel and Disneyland ticket package.
  2. A small down-payment (includes non-refundable layaway fee) secures your low cost Disneyland vacation.
  3. Make payments prior to your vacation and it’s all good toward your dream Disneyland trip!
  4. Pay off your vacation two weeks prior to travel.
  5. Enjoy your stress-free, paid off Disneyland vacation!


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17 thoughts on “What’s New at Disneyland 2019-2020

  • Kim

    Hi. I’m going to Disneyland December 9-13 2019. Do you have any tips for me going with my husband and 4 year old son? Also is there ant ticket deals I should know about before I purchase? Thank you.

  • Jessica

    Hi Jessica,
    I am planning for a family trip November 17-18. Plans are to attend Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Sunday and Monday Magic Kingdom. This will be my daughters 2nd birthday (11/16) and first visit. She LOVES Minnie and Daisy. Any tips and/or tricks for visiting with a toddler? My biggest want is to ensure she can interact with her favorite characters. Also trying to figure out if a dining plan is worth the cost at this age.

    • Hey Jessica, I don’t cover Walt Disney World only Disneyland. Since it sounds like you’re prepping for a visit to Florida, I suggest you check out WDW Prep School for all things Walt Disney World. Have a wonderful time on your vacation.

  • Amy Josephson

    Any idea if Mickey and Minnie will still be appearing in their birthday celebration outfits Sunday-Tuesday, June 9th-12th. See that several of the Get Your Ears on Events are ending the 6th and we arrive a few days after. My mom made a custom matching dress for my daughter so hoping we can still catch them in their birthday attire.

    • They have both already returned to their regular outfits as of June 1st I saw them in Town Square. I still think the custom outfit will be so amazing to wear and take pictures with the characters. They always get a big kick out of things like that.

  • SILVIA GARCILAZO

    Hi Jessica we when on 2014.
    Since there we had 2 granddaughters 6 months and 2 1/2 years old.
    that why we planned a trip for this year, we have 4 days, April 29 to May 02 2019
    We try to understand the Maxpass system and the switch ride.
    Our group is 5 adults and 2 babies .
    Now a have another worry, the Disneyland After Dark. Because we might leave the park early?
    Thank you, because we learn a lot from you.

    • Right now we still expect the castle to be under refurbishment in May. I’ll be updating this article with any news for May especially as we get closer to the end of March, be sure to check back then.

  • Leslie

    If sleeping Beauty’s castle will be closed for walkthroughs, does this mean no Princesses?!?! ? Our first trip to Disneyland is Jan 22-24, my 3 & 4 year girls will be crushed!

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